Re: [OT] Server for Debian + MySQL
On Sun, Dec 14, 2008 at 02:33:30PM -0600, Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. wrote:
> "to noun" v. 1. To use a word as a noun rather than its standard grammatical
> role. Most often applied to verbs and adjectives. When a word is used this
> way, the implied meaning is "someone or something filling the role of or
> having the quality of".
Is that in the dictionary? Wow!
> "to verb" v. 1. To use a word as a verb rather than its standard grammatical
> role. Most ofthen applied to nouns. When a word is use this way, the impled
> means is "to act or exist in a manner that evokes comparisons to".
> *Very* colloquial, particularly "to noun" which I haven't seen in media,
> yet. "to verb" has certainly been used on TV, and may have made it into
> print media by now.
Oddly enough, I've found the media to be among the worst offenders, esp.
postings on the Internet by so called MSM Journalists.
I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god
than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other
possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours.
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